Back in April, I designed an anemone corsage having taken inspiration from some amazing shades of felt that I bought at my local craft shop.
This is my little anemone displayed on one of our hand knitted jumpers (please excuse the bookcase in the background!!)
I'm very proud of it and, now the weather here is a lot colder, it has graced my purple winter coat and it looks brilliant! I sold over 40 of these little posies over the summer so I'll be busy preparing more when the evenings draw in.
I collect original 1940's sewing and knitting patterns as well as magazines from the time. At an auction in June, I was very lucky and picked up a large lot of 1930's and 1940's ladies magazines. In one from 1941, there was a pattern for this "English marigold" corsage.
I made a couple of tweaks from the original because I needed it to be a little more durable than the pattern suggested. It's great because all of the stems are wired so the flowers can be arranged into a proper little posy that really stands out on a lapel.
Last but not least is this unusual corsage, also from an original pattern. I used the colours as suggested in the pattern and although it may not show from the picture, it was a fiddly little thing to do as the tiny flowers are only 4mm across - I didn't enjoy making it but once I start something I can't bare to be beaten by a pattern so I had to see it through to conclusion!! You can be certain of one thing, this little beastie is a one off - I won't be making another one!
I hope you like them :-) I have a few more designs in the pipeline - I'll let you know how I get on!!